Professor Peter C. Moskos
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Department of Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice Administration
Peter Moskos is a Harvard and Princeton trained sociologist who likes to study people the old-fashioned way: He talks to them.
A former Baltimore City police officer, Moskos is an associate professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in the Department of Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice Administration. He is also a member of CUNY's Doctoral Program in Sociology and teaches a class at LaGuardia Community College in Queens.
Moskos's three books -- Cop in the Hood, In Defense of Flogging, and Greek Americans (3rd edition) -- have won high praise and earned him recognition as one of Atlantic Magazine's "Brave Thinkers" of 2011. He has also published in the The Washington Post, Washington Monthly, New York Times, Macleans, Pacific Standard, Slate, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and his blog, Copinthehood.com.